After some morning tea and a run around it was time to clean. With the adults supervising the kids split into groups of three, each with different tasks. There was rubbish to pick up, firewood to stack, windows to clean, walls and surfaces to wipe down and of course...the dreaded toilet clean. The kids got stuck in with some gusto and though some adult help was required to clean the chimney and design and install a new toilet roll holder the kids managed the rest by themselves.
A sausage sizzle for lunch and then it was time to explore the area looking at plant and bird life and completing a bird count. Our mission on the way down was to spot, identify and remove (if possible) pest species (gorse, broom and pine) for Doc to destroy.
Although there was cleaning work involved the kids all had a great time and look forward to going up again later in the year.